Universal Pictures gave audiences their first look at Jurassic World today, teasing the first official trailer which will debut on Thanksgiving. A simple tune of eight notes played on the piano in this teaser will be recognized by most cinephiles and may strike up a fit of nostalgia. You’ll also catch a glimpse of leading man Chris Pratt. Check out the short preview after the jump.
What I find fascinating in this teaser is that the dinosaurs hardly look any different, graphically, than they did in the first Jurassic Park. They have obviously worked tirelessly to improve the texture and details of the dinosaurs since 1993, but after rewatching the original in 3D last year, the graphics do not look dated at all.
Although I hate this trend of teasers before teaser trailers, this one is very effective. Just give me Star Lord kicking dinosaurs ass now. The first trailer will premiere during the Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francsisco 49ers NFL game this Thursday on NBC, and online as well.
There is no official plot synopsis revealed yet, but /Film got to speak with director Colin Trevorrow to discuss his approach:
This film picks up twenty-two years after Jurassic Park. When Derek [Connolly] and I sat down to find the movie, we looked at the past two decades and talked about what we’ve seen. Two things came to the surface.
One was that money has been the gasoline in the engine of our biggest mistakes. If there are billions to be made, no one can resist them, even if they know things could end horribly.
The other was that our relationship with technology has become so woven into our daily lives, we’ve become numb to the scientific miracles around us. We take so much for granted.
Those two ideas felt like they could work together. What if, despite previous disasters, they built a new biological preserve where you could see dinosaurs walk the earth…and what if people were already kind of over it? We imagined a teenager texting his girlfriend with his back to a T-Rex behind protective glass. For us, that image captured the way much of the audience feels about the movies themselves. “We’ve seen CG dinosaurs. What else you got?” Next year, you’ll see our answer.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, and Omar Sy.
Jurassic World will be released in theaters on June 12, 2015.
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Source: Universal Pictures